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No 2015 Deluge-like Situation in Chennai Now, Working on Lasting Solution to Avert Flooding: CM

 Chennai is currently in an agreeable position contrasted with 2015 when there was monstrous flooding, and the Tamil Nadu government was taking a shot at an enduring answer for address the issue in a few spots at whatever point there are hefty downpours, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Monday. In spite of the fact that the metro consistently confronted the issue of immersion before 2015 during a deluge, the circumstance has now changed for the better after his administration started flood moderation work and seepage work and now water effectively depletes into the ocean, he said. 


"We are currently ready to rescue water from each overflowed territory. Yet, ventures intending to forestall stagnation requires monetary assets," Palaniswami told columnists here. To a question from a correspondent during his review of marooned regions in south Chennai, he focused on that monetary assets to execute such gigantic ventures are critical. 


"Before, around 3,000 spots in the city got immersed, however this got decreased because of the measures taken by the public authority," he said. "I have by and by come here to evaluate the circumstance and find a way to actualize the venture. 


Work is on to extend the mouth of the estuary, where water from Buckingham trench conversions into the ocean, to 100 meters width from 30 meters to determine flooding in south Chennai," he said in the wake of assessing waste works in Pallikaranai, Okkiyam Medu and Muttukadu territories, which were overwhelmed because of the Nivar twister. The Public Works Department has taken up development of channels to guarantee water in the lower territories channels into the ocean. 


His administration has looked for Rs 551 crore help from the middle for the executing the trench ventures.

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